Though he was most known for his role in Friday, wrestling fans know him best for his role in No Holds Barred, the wrestling movie starring Hulk Hogan where Lister played the role of the heel wrestler Zeus (he was even brought to WWE briefly to feud with Hogan to promote the film).
I must say that my favorite scene involving him was where his character, an inmate on a bomb-rigged ship, threw the detonator of the other ship (carrying law-abiding citizens) out of the ship in The Dark Knight.
It seems Michael Alig dies of a heroin overdose on Christmas.
Definitely not a person who deserves mourning tbh, but I can't help but feel a weird end-of-an-era with his passing. I was too young and too far away to have any participation in the NYC Club Kid scene, but I have been completely fascinated with the story since I was way too young to be. It's a rabbit hole I revisit every now and then. It's kind of weird knowing that it's now reached its conclusion.
Maybe this will bring some solace to Angel Melendez's surviving family (may he RIP). I suppose there's some karma at play for a guy who killed his drug dealer to eventually succumb to his addiction :/
KC Jones, Hall of Fame basketball player and coach, at 88. Jones was directly involved in both Celtics dynasties, winning 8 consecutive NBA championships as a player during the 1960s Celtics Dynasty, and all 3 titles of the 1980s Celtics dynasty as either an assistant coach (1981) or the head coach (1984, 1986).
Butch Reed, professional wrestler (WWE, WCW), at age 66. Reed was best known as one half of a WCW tag team known as Doom alongside WWE Hall of Famer Ron Simmons, as well as performing in the Main Event of WWE's inaugural Survivor Series event and being the first wrestler eliminated from the very first Royal Rumble match.